Ki Arts represents the work of Hiroshi Sakaguchi, a master carpenter from Japan. His mission is to bring the best of Japanese design and Japanese woodworking to the West. Trained from a young age in Japan to construct traditional Japanese houses and tea houses using the ancient art of Japanese joinery, Sakaguchi-san brought his skills to the United States and established Ki Arts in Northern California. He designs and constructs Japanese-style interiors including Japanese rooms (nihonma), tearooms (chashitsu), bathing rooms (furoba), integrating them into Western-style architecture. He fabricates Japanese-style entrance gates (mon) for homes and gardens as well as other garden structures such as viewing pavilions, curved bridges (taikobashi), and wisteria pergolas (fujidana). Sakaguchi-san custom makes Japanese fine furniture including chests (tansu) and tea tables (chabudai). Custom Buddhist shrines (butsudan) and Shinto altars (kamidana) can be ordered from Ki Arts.
Since the establishment of Ki Arts, Sakaguchi-san’s artistry can be found in private homes and gardens as well as public parks, restaurants, and Buddhist temples in the United States, Canada, and Europe.